£50m of Government's international aid budget spent in the UK
IPN News coverage
Sunday Telegraph (UK)
Concerns over DfID's UK spending has been raised by the think tank the International Policy Network (IPN), which has compiled a list of schemes which it believes should not be benefiting from DfID cash.
Caroline Boin, IPN's project director, said: "It is ridiculous for DfID to spend tens of millions of pounds right here in the UK. Foreign aid should be just that – money spent overseas, not wasted on wishy-washy feel-good projects in the UK.
"The majority of these DfID funded projects are little more than brainwashing aimed at schoolchildren, including preschoolers, with aims like crafting 'global citizens'."